First, following the updated CDC and Washtenaw County Health Department guidelines this week, masks WILL NOW BE REQUIRED in worship at FCC starting this Sunday, August 8. This is due to the rapidly increasing rate of Covid infections in our country and in our county, related to the new and highly infectious Delta variant. Our goal as a church is to be a safe place for all our worshippers, particularly as we try to be most vigilant for those of our church family who are the most vulnerable.
Secondly, because of the new Delta variant, and because vaccinations are still not available to our youngest members, the following protocols will remain in place for our children and youth programming: FCC Kidz.
During the summer months, we will continue to postpone the weekly Children’s Circle to allow parents to bring their children directly down to the lower level, now known as the FCC Kidz Zone before the worship service begins. Childcare for infants – preschool-age children is now available from 9:15 am – 11:15 am each Sunday.
All of our children and children’s program leaders are required to wear masks while in the FCC Kidz Zone. Any adults visiting the Kidz Zone on Sunday mornings are also required to wear a mask. These recommendations apply to our youth and youth leaders as well.
Masks for parents and visitors are also required in our FCC Kidz Zone.
Hand sanitizers and masks are available throughout the building.
Thirdly, For our 9:30 a.m. Chapel Communion services, we will return to offering individual “all-in-one” communion cups only.
Finally, indoor friendship gatherings with refreshments will not occur during the summer months. We are hopeful after-church friendship times will commence again on Kick-Off Sunday, September 12.
We sincerely appreciate your support of these ongoing, and sometimes changing, protocols! As always, we look forward to greeting you in worship!